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Tue
08
Nov

Remembering Our Veterans On November 11

By Vicki Salley
 
Veterans Day is celebrated every year. But, how many people actually know where the holiday came from. World War I (known as the Great War) had officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, in the Palace of Versailles in France, on June 28, 1919.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell School Board Approves Development Of Digital Curriculum

At their meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016, members of the Cordell Board of Education approved a stipend for teachers who develop and use digital curriculum in the classroom. According to Cordell Superintendent Brad Overton, the stipend will encourage teachers to develop curriculum which exceeds state standards and is also tailored for local  students.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Did You Feel That?

“Did we just have an earthquake?” was being heard in homes across Washita County Sunday evening, November 6, 2016, as residents literally felt the earth move under their feet. The answer to the question was a resounding “Yes” as the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) reported a 5.0 magnitude earthquake one mile west of Cushing, Oklahoma, which  occurred at approximately 7:44 p.m. The depth of the quake was recorded as 5.2 km (3.2 miles).  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell Council Approves Washita Theatre Contract

In their capacity as members of Cordell Development and Redevelopment Board, the City Council approved the Washita Theatre lease contract between the City and Richard and Karrie Varner. Richard Varner told the Council they were on track to open the first week of December.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell Schools Hosting Veterans Day Program

Everyone is invited to attend the annual Veterans Day Program hosted by Cordell Public Schools. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016, in the Cordell Auditorium.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Thain Announces Candidacy For Cordell Board Of Education

David Thain, an education advocate and Cordell business leader, recently announced his intent to run for seat 2 on the Cordell Board of Education.  
 
 
Tue
01
Nov

The End Is Near

Tue
01
Nov

The Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is in full swing at Cordell Elementary says librarian Charlotte Betche. The annual Family Shopping Night will be Thursday, November 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cordell Auditorium lobby. Funds raised will support the Cordell Elementary Library Media Center which serves 430 students.
 
 

 

Tue
01
Nov

CASP Holds Furry 5K Run

With the weather unseasonably warm, runners in the Cordell Animal Shelter Project (CASP) Furry 5K run on Saturday, October 29, 2016, enjoyed their time raising money and awareness. Evan Anderson won the 5K race, followed by Bryce Waldrop and Kaitlin Kuehne. Once the 5K was over, Anderson went back out with the one-mile walkers and completed it as well.
 
 
Tue
25
Oct

Health Fair Sets Record

Hundreds of individuals recently descended on Washita County’s only hospital. Cordell Memorial Hospital’s 27th annual health fair offered reduced-cost health screenings, and the hospital processed a record 380 lab specimens.    
 

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